Cornwall School Games Cross Country Finals at Newquay Tretherras
Thursday 17th March 2016 marks one of the largest single sport finals in the Cornwall School Games calendar. 350 primary school pupils in 6 categories (Y4, 5, 6 boys and girls) have battled through qualifying events in the Penwith, Peninsula, Mid Cornwall and Arena school sport partnership areas for the chance to be crowned Cross Country Champions.
The event organised by School Games Organisers, Cornwall Sports Partnership and 20 Young Leaders is part of a series of qualifiers and finals in over thirty different sports that take place throughout the year. More than 20,000 young people from across Cornwall will take part and the series reaches its peak at the main summer games that will be held on Friday 1st July in Penzance.
In a new twist this year organisers are recognising both depth and breadth of performance across all the finals events throughout the year. Points are allocated for the first eight places and count towards the new 'Champions Race' that charts the achievement of schools across each of the sport competitions. (For latest placings see www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/cornwallschoolgames/results-qualifiers ).
Rachel Knott, one of the event organisers from Cornwall Sports Partnership said: "This is always a great competition and a fantastic opportunity for primary school children to come together to sample the atmosphere of a county final in a sport they love."
Pictures will be available on the Cornwall School Games Facebook page: facebook.com/cornwallschoolgames